Arctic Partnership Week, South Korea

Blue Technology for Ocean and Ice Observations

During Arctic Partnership Week in Busan, South Korea, Arctic Frontiers and the Korean Maritime Institute are hosting a session titled “Blue technology for ocean and ice observations“. The event will take place on Monday, December 11th, from 16:00-18:00 KST.

Long-term, regular observations of sea ice characteristics, along with monitoring of physical ocean conditions are crucial for safe shipping and blue economy (ocean-based economy) operations. This will become particularly important in the coming decades, as sea ice becomes less predictable due to climate change. Furthermore, expected traffic increases along new shipping routes and increased competition from the blue economy sector will further enhance the need for smart, innovative technological solutions for observations and monitoring.  

In this academic session, invited speakers will present the latest technological developments and improvements for observing and monitoring the Arctic Ocean and sea ice and for sustainable Green shipping in the Arctic Ocean, including autonomous vessels, acoustic operations for fishing, AI and remote sensing for shipping and smart networks for scientific observations.  


Welcoming remarks

Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind, Royal Norwegian Embassy

Anu Fredrikson, Executive Director, Arctic Frontiers

JungHee Cho, Vice President, Korean Maritime Institute


  • Arctic Passion Observations Project 

Dr. Heikki Lihavainen, Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Arctic Passion Observations Project

  • Eco-friendly container ship for Arctic

Senior Researcher Seong-Yeob Jeong (정성엽), Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean engineering

  • AI for tracking illegal fishing

Mr. Martin Skedsmo, Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)

  • Eco-friendly icebreaking maritime autonomous surface ship

Prof. Se Won Kim (김세원), Se Jong University

  • Using satellite images to ensure safe shipping in the Arctic 

Prof. Malin Johansson, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

  • Advancements in Technology for Reducing Carbon Footprint in Glacier and Sea Ice Observation

Principal Researcher Emilia Kyung Jin (진경), Korea Polar Research Institute of Marine Research

Moderated Panel Discussion

Panel moderated by Anu Fredrikson, Arctic Frontiers

Closing remarks

Image shows conference venue. The Arctic Frontiers Executive Director, Anu Fredrikson, speaks on stage and an image of her are displayed on two digital screens.

Image shows large group of people dressed in formal attire. They are standing in front of a sign that reads "2022 Arctic Partnership Week".

Arctic Frontiers at the 2022 Arctic Partnership Week

Image shows Arctic Partnership Week logo

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